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by David Ashton
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George Marchbanks has a passion for taxidermy and feels closer to his stuffed animals than with Margot, his wife of 25 years. It was an unhappy relationship which had become strained.  Bernard Hepton - George Marchbanks Norman Jones - Detective Sergeant Smith Alex Norton - Detective Constable John McIver Stephen Tompkinson - Police Cadet Barraclough Other parts played by Anthony Jackson and Kim Wall.  Directed by Jane Morgan. 
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Stewart Conn
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Arthur Thistlewood was the leader of a group of British radicals in the early 19th century. In 1820, they plotted - a crime known as the "Cato Street Conspiracy" - to kill the Prime Minister and the whole of the cabinet. The crime was detected and Thistlewood, together with three others, was sentenced to be "hung drawn & quartered", the last men to be sentenced to the traditional execution method for traitors. In the event, the men were hanged, their heads being cut off...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Monday Play, Cato Street Conspiracy
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by Penny Gold
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Dramatised account of the failed coup attempt in Russia in August 1991, which almost brought the USSR back into existence. For those who have forgotten the events of 19 - 21 August 1991, a detailed account here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attemp t
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Play
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by Linda Cracknell
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Drama about faith and the supernatural by Linda Cracknell, set in 19th-century Scotland. Two men stranded on a mountain on a stormy December night meet a mysterious old woman who believes she can control the elements.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Lucy Gannon
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William McGonagall is often decried as the worst poet of all time, for his epics such as "The Tay Bridge Disaster", though personally I'd rather listen to his doggerel than some modern poetry....... In this play, MacGonagall dreams of rescuing his reputation by seeking royal patronage. He decides to walk from Dundee to Balmoral to see Queen Victoria, accompanied by his long-suffering son, Billy. A desperate desire for fame and celebrity has almost destroyed McGonagall's life - but if...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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Part drama, part documentary, this play uses the correspondence of those at the famous battle to set out the events of that day. The play would have benefited from being longer than 45 minutes, but is excellent nonetheless.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Martin Sorrell
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A dramatised account of the horrific Exeter Theatre fire of 1887, in which there was enormous loss of life, leading to a change in the law. For more details, see:  www.exetermemories.co.uk/em/theatre_fire.php 
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Macolm Stewart
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The Treadgold Collection is one of the finest collections of antique furniture in Britain, but will be sold to an American collector unless the British government comes up with the cash to save it. Private Investigator turned security consultant Galloway Hatch is employed to check on the security of the collection, but then receives a second commission - to kill an unknown man. Hatch soon discovers the killing and the Treadgold Collection are linked, but who is conspiring against whom?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Kenneth Grahame
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Five orphans enjoy England's idyllic countryside, but the end of childhood innocence is nigh. Stars James Fleet and Marcia Warren.  
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Fletcher
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When people start falling ill all over 19th-century Brighton, everyone thinks that the lack of proper sewers has caused a cholera epidemic. Little do the police suspect that a middle-aged spinster is responsible. Based on a true story. Christiana Edmunds - Sian Thomas Jacob Ormsley - Chris Donnelly Mother: Jennifer Hill  Dr Beard - Dorien Thomas Mr Hallet - Brendan Charleson Mrs Beard - Angela Barlow Armand/Isaac - Iwan Tudor Alex Maclaine - Derek Riddell Billy - Jordan Clarke Sam - Robert...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J B Priestley
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural  The Grey Ones by J B Priestley A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy.  Stars Tony Britton.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Ackroyd
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Matthew Palmer is left an old house in London's Clerkenwell. Once owned by an Elizabethan scholar who was reputedly involved in black magic, the house hides dark secrets... Peter Ackroyd's 1993 novel, dramatised by Alan Drury. Stars Philip Glenister as Matthew Palmer, Anthony Ofoegbu as Daniel Moore, Gerard McDermott as Edward Kelley, Nigel Anthony as Dr John Dee, Stephen Thorne as Matthew's father, Carolyn Jones as Matthew's mother, David Bannerman as Geoffrey, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Mrs John...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ray Bradbury
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Iain Glen is the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy. The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead. The...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Raymond Chandler
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Raymond Chandler's world-weary private-eye leaves the smog of LA on the trail of a killer. Blonde, beautiful, and wild, Crystal Kingsley had never exactly been the faithful little wife. But when she's missing for a month and a woman's body surfaces in an isolated mountain lake, murder-a-day Philip Marlowe is back in business. When the body in the lake turns out not to be Crystal at all, it is in fact one of her neighbours,  Marlowe can sniff the beginnings of a mystery. Hired by Derace...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Glen Chandler
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural The Late Departure by Glen Chandler Peter Harrington is a 43-year-old workaholic who is over-weight, a smoker, and has high blood pressure. His business associates and wife keep telling him that he will drop dead one day if he doesn't completely change his lifestyle. One day, after another hectic day at work, he runs to the station to catch the 11:00 p.m. train home. As he sits in one of the compartments, time starts to drift past 11:00 p.m. with no train...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alan Harris
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It's 1801 and Lighthouse keepers Howell and Griffith are posted to 6 weeks on the Smalls - a desolate rock 20 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. But the two men share a past. Because of what happens next, lighthouses would never again have only a crew of two. Based on a true story. Howell - Paul Rhys Griffith - Ifan Huw Dafydd Directed by James Robinson
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Julian Simpson
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Julian Simpson's fast-paced psychological thriller about a man trying to uncover his true identity, set against the backdrop of a war on terror. Mark Willis ...... Mark Bazeley Mia ...... IndiraVarma Doctor Gruber ...... Nicola Walker Samson ...... Mark Lewis Jones Charlie ...... Jimmy Akingbola Lenny ...... Paul Panting A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. Release date: 22 August 2008 58 minutes  Image by MichaelGaida & Alexas_Fotos
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Steve Gough
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Psychological thriller by Steve Gough set in the year 2036, exploring truth, confidentiality and morality. Kathleen works on a national helpline in a call centre named The Listening Room. She starts to receive calls from a man who has a terrible secret of international importance. He has been manipulated by the powers-that-be into committing dreadful crimes, but can she believe him? And should she confide in anyone else? Kathleen - Becky Hindley Robert - Kevin Doyle John - Lloyd Hutchinson Lisa...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Richard Hull
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The Murder of My Aunt: John Peacock's adaptation of Richard Hull's novel, written in the 1930s. Edward tries to rid himself of his extremely annoying relation, but finds the task more difficult than he thought. Edward Powell - Adam Godley Mildred Powell - Marcia Warren Dr. Spencer - Hugh Dickson Mary - Rachel Atkins Cook - Susan Jameson Produced by Gordon House Directed by Jane Morgan
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Adam Ganz
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Under the Nazis, Michel Oppenheim - lawyer, patriot and porcelain collector - is made head of the Jewish community in Mainz. The minutes of his regular meetings with Gestapo functionary Schwoerer survive. Civilly, they discuss the pettiest details of Nazi terror and arrangements for the deportations east. Thanks to his non-Jewish, wife Oppenheim survives. Once the war ends, the tables are turned. Schwoerer begs Oppenheim for a testimonial, which could save him from a US war crimes trial and...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ruth Rendell
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Series of murderous crime thrillers, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Episode 1 - The Fever Tree  Will Tricia and Ford's fractured marriage survive a South African safari? Stars Paul Rhys and Tracy Wiles. Episode 2 - The Dreadful Day of Judgement As they clear up an abandoned graveyard, John, Gilly and Marlon's personal demons start looming larger. Stars Danny Sapani. Episode 3  - Thornapple Smitten by poisons, James is captivated by ruthless single mum Mirabel on a visit to her wealthy aunt....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Mike Stott
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An archaeologist excavating a site discovers a skull. The skull, however, is modern, and Det-Sgt John Smith begins to unravel the most unusual murder mystery of his career. Det-Sgt Smith: Alan Downer Sue Rogers: Caroline John Dr Eva Hartley: Margot Boyd Det-Con Tony Lambert: Geoffrey Beevers Mrs Clark: Diana Bishop BBC telephonist: Diana Bishop Eric Benton: Timothy Bateson Hughie Latchmere: Timothy Bateson Graham Rees: Sam Dastor Graham Appleby: Fraser Kerr Andrew Donnelly: William Sleigh David...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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A cynical and unsuccessful, elderly barrister is overjoyed to be assigned a 'dock brief - to defend a husband accused of the murder of his wife. John Mortimer's legal satire stars Michael Hordern as Wilfred Morganhall and David Kossoff as Herbert Fowle. Music composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins. Producer: Nesta Pain First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in May 1957.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Whalley
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A compelling psychological thriller with fraudulent identity at its heart. Alice moves into a converted Victorian house and rents the top floor. The landlord lives below. Both tenant and landlord are not who they say they are, and as each discovers the truth, it's clear one of them is going to die. Martin ..... Lee Ingleby Alice ..... Joanne Froggatt Denise ..... Becky Hindley Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.   Release date: 15 April 2010 45 minutes Image by Free-Photos
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by James Follett
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A car crash on a hot deserted road. A camper on hand to drag the driver from the wreckage. What's the story? Stars Starring Norman Rodway and Derek Seaton  Produced and directed by Glyn Dearman  (Just before Midnight)
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Patricia Highsmith's intriguing tale of obsession, starring John Sharian John Sharian - Robert Forester Adrian Lester - Greg Wyncoop Briony Glassco - Nickie Jurgen Peter Marinker - Detective Lippenholtz. Joanne McQuinn - Jenny Theirolf Matt Rippy - Jack Neilsen. Adapted by Shaun McKenna.  Music composed and performed by David Chitton  Directed by Marion Nancarrow     Episode 1 Robert Forester is now living in Langley, Pennsylvania, after a messy divorce.He's escaped his oppressive wife and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Winifred Holtby
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A dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's successful 1924 novel . It is the tale of Muriel Hammond's journey from an awkward schoolgirl bought up in the stifling Edwardian domesticity of a genteel Yorkshire village, through the emotional upheavals of the Great War, to eventually find independence and fulfilment in 1920s London. The character of Delia Vaughan  was loosely based on that of Vera Brittain, Winifred's close friend.  Dramatised by Diana Griffiths Produced by Pauline Harris  Muriel...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia to help a Prince battling to become King, in this fourth instalment of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series. Stars David Suchet and Paul Scofield. Music by John Campbell Adapted and directed by Paul McCusker and Philip Glassborow.  With Paul Scofield as the Storyteller David Suchet as Aslan Freddie Findlay as Peter Katherine Suchet as Susan Matthew White as Edmund Elizabeth Eaton as Lucy Richard Suchet as Prince Caspian Tenniel Evans as Doctor...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Moya O'Shea
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At a village club, five women take turns to create a chocolate delight and tell a chocolate tale Moya O'Shea's tales star Sylvia Syms, Paula Wilcox, Carolyn Pickles and Eleanor Bron. Produced by Tracey Neale Episode 1 1- The villagers enjoy Sarah's inaugural creation as she recalls life selling chocolate.  Episode 2 2- Rosie harks back to her 21st birthday to reveal a shameful chocolate memory. Episode 3 3- Charlotte recalls how chocolate led to a French adventure with a stranger. Episode 4 4-...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Iris Murdoch
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1 - Sex and religion come into conflict in this story of a lay community which is seriously disturbed by the arrival of an errant wife.  2 - A new bell is due to arrive at the Abbey, but Dora is haunted by the story of the old bell and of the death that it foretold. 3 - Raising the bell from the lake required almost supernatural strength, and Dora is determined to continue playing the witch in the holy community of Imber.  Dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell.  Michael Meade:...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nicholas Blake
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When Felix Cairnes's only child is killed by a hit-and-run driver he makes a solemn vow to track the man down and kill him. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Directed by Jane Morgan Philip Franks: Nigel Strangeways Felix Cairnes: Jonathan Cullen Lena: Lucy Whybrow George: Andrew Woodall Mrs Rattery: Jill Balcon Violet: Deborah Berlin Phil: Taylor Jefferson Shepherd: Christopher Douglas Callaghan: Ian Masters Rebecca Sair: Georgia Strangeways David Rintoul: Inspector Blunt Insp Blount: David...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Daphne du Maurier
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Vanessa Rosenthal's dramatisation, based on Daphne du Maurier's short story. Charles Fenton is bored: bored by his job, by his wife and by his routine. In the middle of a Sunday afternoon walk by the Thames with his wife, Edna, he decides to kill somebody. Sending Edna home, he decides that he will walk down three streets and then stop at No. 16 – the same number as the day's date – and kill whoever answers the door. Charles Fenton ...... Michael Maloney Anna Kauffman ...... Lia Williams...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Scott Cherry
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Tetherdown is a road in the north London suburb of Muswell Hill. In 1896,  Henry Smith, a retired engineer, is found tied-up and beaten to death in his own home. Scotland Yard detectives are on the scene within the hour, but their investigations are hampered by judges and politicians, who refuse to recognise the latest breakthrough in forensic science, fingerprints. "The British policeman," says a high court judge," must depend on his customary tenacity and ingenuity." As...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by John Reed
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Ten part dramatisation of John Reed's classic eye-witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama
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by Simon Warne
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It's father's 60th birthday, so what better way to celebrate than a family holiday in Tunisia, with both sons, their wives and the new grandchild. The cracks in this outwardly happy family soon appear and secrets come to the surface.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Rebecca Trick-Walker
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After the death of her husband, May struggles to come to terms with her grief. Solace is at hand, but from an unexpected quarter - and only if May can summon the courage to face some long-held fears.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Shelagh Delaney
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The sequel to Sweetly Sings The Donkey https://archive.org/details/SweetlySingsTheDonkey Four women. all heading towards their 60th birthdays, get together again in Blackpool, the place where they first met as children in a convalescent home. Life has not turned out quite as they expected back then. and there is grief as well as joy and laughter to share among the old friends.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Jerome Vincent;
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The extraordinary story of President Theodore Roosevelt's intervention that ensured the publication of Wind In The Willows in the USA.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Don Haworth
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On paper, this drama should not work. Two characters, the minimum of sound effects and really very little plot. But the brilliance of the writing shines through, with brilliant performances by Bill Nighy and Hugh Ross. Tom (a young Bill Nighy) and James are two young RAF officers attached to bomber crew. They share their small hut with a cantankerous stove and talk about their lives, James fiancee the WAAF sergeant from the post room, and talk lightly of the war. Highly recommended.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tales Episode 1 - Night Call Collect   Marooned accidentally on Mars, telephone engineer Barton waits for the rescue rocket and goes on putting up the phone lines. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. Starring Kerry Shale. Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson Episode 2  - Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Charles Dickens
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"A Tale of Two Cities" is probably one of my favourite Dickens novels, having a plot as it does which does not rely upon secret inheritances, paupers become wealthy, etc. This 5 part dramatisation feels darker than some other adaptations and has a brilliant cast with the likes of Robert Lindsay and Alison Steadman. Recommended.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama
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by Eric Saward
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The death from natural causes of a Foreign Office official believed to have been flirting with the extreme right wing and the discovery of some Special Branch secret files in the headquarters of an extreme left-wing organisation surely have nothing in common. However, as the two investigations develop they become strangely and inextricably linked. What is the connection?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Doug Lucie
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The normality of a sunny London afternoon is brutally shattered when a man is killed in the street, in broad daylight. Screams fill the air as passers-by try to help the victim or helplessly observe the drama unfold before them. Their lives will never be the same again.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Royce Ryton
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On 5 November 1956 Anthony Eden , as Prime Minister of Great Britain, sent troops into the Suez Canal. Suez became an international crisis. The arguments still continue. Was he right? Why did he never regret his action? Was it, as many people suggest, ill-health that drove him to such a precipitous action? Or was it perhaps, an act of foresight that has been misunderstood?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Craig Warner's adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith. twists an ordinary encounter between two strangers into an disquieting tale of obsession and peril. When two men meet on a train, there's nothing they fear to say. They'll never see each other again. But a misunderstanding binds them together, in word, deed and blood. The starry cast includes Anton Lesser, Michael Sheen, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy. Author - Patricia Highsmith Adapted by - Craig Warner Music - Craig Warner Director...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Danny Brocklehurst & Others
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Series 2 of the Manchester based detective series.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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Episode 1  No Conferring   A Christmas bonding week in an isolated moorland cottage for the 1983 University Challenge team from Bracewell College, Cambridge, goes horribly wrong... Jonathan Holloway's spine-tingling tale stars Damian Lynch as Derek, Lydia Leonard as Dilly, Kenny Blyth as Ernest, Peter Darney as Donald and Jaimi Barbakoff as Emily. With Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman as themselves. Director : David Hunter   Episode 2  Myrtle, Mahonia and Rue   In an attempt to escape...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Matt Charman
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Award-winning playwright Matt Charman's compelling psychological drama stars Claire Skinner as Nancy, a woman dealing with a real-life condition known as Personal Space Phobia.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Neil Brand
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A deeply touching piece, with Tom Courtenay as Stan Laurel. August 1957. Oliver Hardy has suffered two further strokes which have left him unable to speak. Stan Laurel, himself a sick man, has come to sit at his comedy partner's bedside, both to say farewell and to say some of those things he could not say before. Very moving.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Mike Walker
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Framed by recollections from veteran Geoffrey Wellum, the drama features specially made recordings of RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfires, including the only Spitfire still flying today to have fought in the Battle. Inspired by real people and real events, the drama traces RJ Mitchell's design from creation to legend and the fortunes of two young pilots who join a frontline Spitfire squadron just as the Battle of Britain begins. Many factors were important in the Battle, but it was...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Andrew Farrell Readman;
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Spider joins the navy at the height of the early eighties recession because he needs the work and he thinks life on board ship will be a laugh. And for the first six months he's right: it's great fun when you're 17 .cruising round the Mediterranean, getting drunk in every port. But then the Argentinians invade South Georgia and suddenly the British Navy is at war. Spider's never even heard of the Falklands, but that's where he's going. A funny, poignant and fast-paced play by a writer who...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Winston & Clementine Churchill
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Dramatisations of the letters between Winston and Clementine Churchill.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Biography
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by C J Sansom
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England 1541. K ing Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Ray Bradbury
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Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Bill Jupe & Roy Apps
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At first glance, a strange subject for a play, but in Roy Apps' hands, this makes for an excellent drama. Sergeant Bill Jupe was an army farrier in Brighton on England's south coast in the 1920s. In his book, upon which the play is based, he tells of his and his comrades lives. All of them, despite the barrack room banter, are looking for a "straight piece", a girl with whom they can settle down and after leaving the army run a pub or a tobacconist's shop. Some of the men, living...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Biography, Afternoon Play
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by Stanislaw Lem
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Stanislaw Lem's famous modern sci-fi classic dramatised by Hattie Naylor. Episode 1 A psychologist is sent to a rundown space station to find out what has happened to its crew. When his long-dead young wife turns up, he suddenly finds himself in serious trouble. Episode 2 Rheya finds out who she really is, and the knowledge proves unbearable. Starring Ron Cook as Kris, Stuart Richman as Sartoris, Tim McMullan as Snow, Joanne Froggatt as Rheya and Maxine Burth as the Woman. Music by Alice...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Barbara Pym
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This comedy thriller set in England in 1941 focuses on the sudden disappearance of Harriet Jekyll of the Foreign Office.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Isobel Mahon
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For 30 years, Glynis was married to the rather staid, dull Maurice. It is only after Maurice is killed in a car crash that she discovers a hoard of letters, postcards and menus which reveal that Maurice for decades had been living a double life. He had a lover with whom he would go to musicals - Calamity Jane was a favourite - and lead a whole different life. Glynis agrees to meet Maurice's lover in a local park and return the stash to them. There she she meets the real love of Maurice's life -...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Katie Hims
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Joe has been working in the council's housing office for 17 years.  Apart from one small promotion he has remained in the same job surrounded by the same people. Vernon has been there for the same amount of time. He eats Joe's food and talks too fast in the pub, but Joe goes along with it. Into their world comes new office recruit Shelly who begins to fall for Joe. Until Joe realises that she is having a relationship with Richard Humble , the leader of the council. At the end of Shelly's first...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by John Ashe
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Hungary 1956: 19 year old Josef Czernik and his young wife Maria flee the Hungarian uprising and seek refuge in Britain. 1979: Dr Joe Channon is a respected scientist and has been asked to work by the British government on the top secret "Omicron" project. What only Joe and Maria know is that Joe was sent to Britain in 1956 as a sleeper agent. His "wife" - whom he never married was a "swallow", a young woman who would entrap foreign diplomats. By 1979, they have...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Helen Brandom
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Cissie and Fred have been inseparable since they were children. Now there life is about to change. The tower block where they live is about to be demolished, their upwardly mobile daughter has found them a retirement home to move into and they are about to celebrate 60 years of marriage.  On the morning of their anniversary, Fred drops dead from a heart attack, but Cissie knows what she must do. Elizabeth Spriggs and Bernard Hepton are great as the old couple.
Topics: BBC Radio DRama, Afternoon Play
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by P D James
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Originally broadcast in two parts, but merged into a single file. The actress Clarissa Lisle has received a number of death threats. Convinced that her life is in imminent danger she employs a private detective, Cordelia Gray. Lisle is to appear in a production of the "Duchess of Malfi", but on the day she is appear in tge play, she is found dead, with her face smashed beyond recognition. A nicely written piece, though I found the ending somewhat "hysterical" and would have...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Various
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Although derived from a TV series, these three work well as stand alone dramas. A Barrister's clerk acts both as an administrator, and as a procurer of business among solicitor contacts. Lots of potential for drama there......
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J G Farrell
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Two part dramatisation of the 1973 Booker Prize winning novel, set at the time of the Indian Mutiny. India, 1857 – the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned into bloody rebellion on their British overlords. The Siege of Krishnapur is set in an isolated Victorian outpost on the subcontinent. Rumours of strife filter in from afar and yet the members of the colonial community remains confident of their military and above all, moral superiority. But when they find themselves...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Classic Serial
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by Nicholas McInerny
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In 1824 the skeleton of the smallest girl in the world is exhibited beside that of the tallest man. How did she come to be in the Museum of Anatomy?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Georgia Pritchett
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Sheila Martin's grown up children are impressed that their widowed mother has found a new love in her life. Brian is good looking, personable - and also much younger than their mother, but if she wants a toy boy, who are they to comment. Then their mother drops a bombshell. Brian is not her boyfriend. He is the baby she gave up for adoption 40 years previously and suddenly the family dynamic changes........
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Robin Glendinning
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Biographical drama, setting out the extraordinary story of Sir Robert Hart. Travelling to China at the age of 19 to act as a junior clerk, Hart rose to a position of enormous power and influence (and wealth) in the dying days of the late 19th century Chinese Empire, where he both had the ear of the all powerful dowager Empress, and witnessed the Boxer Rebellion..
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Gregory Burke
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The moving story of two brothers who are separated in the trenches of the First World War and whose lives take very different paths.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Vicky Payne
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Karina (Frances Barber, an actress with a lovely voice for radio) and secondhand bookshop owner Greg (the ever reliable Geoffrey Whitehead) are both widowed and meet seemingly by chance. At first, this seems to be a story of love the second time around, as Karina moves into Greg's home and is welcomed by his family. Slowly though, we start to see Karina in another, rather more frightening light.......... A great, taut drama.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller' Afternoon Play
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by Mike Harris
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In the early 19th century, the Society for the Suppression of Vice, inspired by William Wilberforce, would stop at nothing in their efforts to stamp out sin and corruption - even if this meant employing the most unscrupulous of characters to carry out their good work. This drama mixes real and imaginary characters to tell the story.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Stephen King
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Best-selling novelist Morton Rainey is astounded when accosted on his doorstep one morning by a man who claims that Rainey has stolen a story from him.  Dramatised in three parts by Gregory Evans Mort Rainey - Henry Goodman John Shooter - William Roberts   Amy - Barbara Barnes Fred Evans/Sonny Trotts - Bob Sherman Herb Creekmore - Lee Montague. Ted/Tom Greenleaf - Kerry Shale Mrs Gavin/Juliet - Helen Horton. Lt Bradley - Stephen Critchlow Music composed and performed by David Chilton....
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by Adam Beeson
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Comedy drama based on a short story by  Machado de Assis. Jose Maria dies aged 74 and ascends to heaven. There he meets the prophet Job, who tells him that every 1 in 10,000 who ascend to heaven are allowed to be re-born, but with a special gift. It could be wealth beauty, musical ability, whatever they choose. Determined not to make the same mistakes a second time around, Jose Maria decides that he wants to be born with all the experience he gained in his first life. What a mistake that turns...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by T D Webster
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1945 and the search is on for a man - one who it is believed was killed in the war. But why are the Poles convinced he is alive? And why are they asking an Englishman to find him?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre, Thriller
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by Mark McShane
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A down at heel medium and her husband decide to kidnap the child of wealthy parents, then use her "powers" to discover the child. The plan works and the child is held in their house, the child believing she is in a private clinic. Then, things start to go wrong......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by John Fletcher
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This is the story of the battle between appeasers and anti-appeasers in the period before - and just after - the start of the Second World War, and the formation of a coalition which, like the election of 2010, abruptly ruptured all previous political alignments. New political alliances and social organizations - which had first arisen in the Bridgwater by-election of 1938, but which had been ignored by the London-based political and media establishments - united in their fight against...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre